How To Train A Dog Not To Bark – Part 1

How to Train a Dog Not to Bark can be quite easy once we understand why they bark.
Some owners seem to want their dogs to stop barking, period: a good dog is a quiet dog, and the only time that barking’s permitted is when there’s a man wearing a balaclava and stripy prison outfit, ,climbing in through your bedroom window. Dogs don’t see barking in quite the same light. Your dog has a voice, just like you do, and he uses it to communicate something to the people he cares about. Unfortunately, the language barrier between dogs and humans still exists, which means it’s up to us to use the context, the body language of our dogs, and the circumstances to create a meaning from a volley of barks. (barking track) ….ok we get it enough already….

So why do dogs bark? Well for many different reasons. A lot of it depends on the breed: some dogs were bred to bark only when a threat is perceived such as the guarding breeds in particular, like Rottweilers, Dobermans, and German Shepherds).
Some were bred to use their voices as a tool of sorts, to assist their owners in pursuit of a common goal such as the sporting breeds Beagles and Bloodhounds.
And some dogs just like to hear themselves talk just take about any of the toy breeds as for example. However, all breed aside, there are some circumstances where just about any dog will give voice: * He’s bored * He’s lonely * He’s hungry,* Something is wrong/someone is near the house * He’s inviting you to play * She sees another animal * She needs to relieve herself or go for a walk.

If your dog is barking for any of these reasons, it’s not really realistic for you to try to stop him: after all, he’s a dog, and it’s the nature of all dogs to bark at certain times and in certain situations. Some dogs can use their barking as a means of manipulation.
OK You’re lying on the couch reading a book. Your dog decides it’s time for a game. He picks up him ball, comes over, and drops it in your lap. You ignore him and keep on reading. After a second of puzzled silence, he nudges your hand with him nose and barks once, loudly. You look over at him — he assumes the ‘play-bow’ position (elbows near the floor, bottom in the air, tail waving) and pants enticingly at you. You return to your book. He barks again, loudly — and, when no response is elicited, barks again. And this time, he keeps it up. After a minute or so of this, sighing, you put down your book pick up the ball, and take him outside for a game of fetch. He stops barking immediately.

Congratulations, you just earned a cookie. Your dog has taught you how to put down your book and play with him. Good boy, your such a good boy.
Get more information on unwanted barking and other behaviors that your dog’s exhibiting. Click on the link in the video description below and you will be directed to Free Secrets to Dog Training . It’s a complete, A-Z manual for the responsible dog owner, and deals with recognizing, preventing, and dealing with just about every problem dog behavior under the sun. You can check out Secrets to Dog Training by clicking on the link

Joe Iarocci

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